Lotus Evora

    It’s not every day that Lotus unveils an entirely new model—and it’s even rarer that the company releases a model with more than two seats. The new Evora (a name that has nothing to do with the picturesque walled city near Lisbon, Portugal, but is instead an amalgam of the words Evolution, Vogue, and Aura) is the Malaysian-owned British automaker’s first truly new car since the Elise arrived in 1995 and the marque’s first four-passenger model since the generally unloved Excel passed on back in 1992. The all-new Evora features a mid-mounted 3.5-liter V-6 (a thoroughly revised version of the Toyota Camry’s engine, in fact) producing 276 hp and 258 ft-lbs of torque. The 3,046-pound fiberglass-bodied car is built around Lotus’ bonded-aluminum versatile vehicle architecture, which is lightweight yet exceedingly rigid. Inside, hand-stitched hide and a touch-screen GPS navigation system belie the Evora’s racetrack readiness, but it won’t be long before the convertible variant breaks cover for those merely interested in enjoying the ride. Pros: A Lotus that you can drive every day without the weekly visits to the chiropractor. Cons: Backseats are fit only for children.

    Photo by 2015 Mercedes-Benz
    Replete with passenger amenities, the car offers a relative value for those who prefer to be driven…
    Perhaps its most visually striking feature is its robotically controlled doors that fold up 90...
    The German carmaker has made changes to increase the car’s performance and bring greater tech...
    The car’s design is based on that of the 1967 33 Stradale, which is valued at over $10 million...
    Photo by Mercedes-Benz USA
    Based on the road-going GT sports car, the GT3 was developed to comply with FIA GT3 race...
    The Aero 8’s improved comfort, convenience, and safety should make for Morgan’s best open-air...
    With a new, contemporary design, this is not your grandfather’s Continental…
    Photo by Olivier Staub
    Robb Report takes the new and improved three-wheeler for a spin on the roads of Malibu, Calif.…
    Performance and style have perhaps never converged so beautifully as they did in European...
    In May, the home of the American automobile will host three days of films, discussion panels, and...